Reportedly, Walmart customers in 29 states at 2,000 locations—counting Texas, California, and Florida—can now use the seller’s doorstep Grocery Pickup service for the adult beverage purchases. Now, customers can choose a wide variety of beer and wine options, in line with state and regional regulations—mostly local brands. The selected locations also enable for the pickup of spirits, conditional local laws. Tom Ward—Senior VP of Digital Operations at Walmart—said, “No matter what is on the customer’s shopping list, Walmart Grocery Pickup is assisting buyers to save time in their busy schedules. Now, without even getting out of the car, customers can select the perfect bottle of beer for the big game or wine for dinner, which is something worth raising a glass to.”
By using this service online, customers can add adult drinks to their list from a wide range. Walmart will also make deliveries of adult drinks from about 200 stores in two states—Florida and California—with more being added in line with state and local regulations. At present, almost 2,450 of Bentonville, Arkansas-based Walmart’s stores in the U.S. offer grocery pickup free of cost and 1,000 provide same-day delivery. By 2019, the company aims to have same-day delivery from about 1,600 stores and grocery pickup obtainable from 3,100 stores, covering almost 50% and 80% of the U.S. population, correspondingly.
Recently, Walmart was in news as the retail company seems to be gaining ground against Amazon. Seemingly, less shopping is being done on Amazon and customers now prefer Walmart, as per a new survey. The occurrence of people purchasing items on Amazon are six-folds or more a month and that has declined to 40% in 2019 from 80% (2017), as reported by First Insight, a retail analytics organization that collects data to aid retailers like Crocs, Macy’s, Best Buy, and Kohl’s make product decisions.